TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 4) reported zero new local COVID-19 cases and one death.
CECC Spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) announced five imported COVID cases and no local infections. He also announced one death, bringing the country's COVID death toll to 844.
Chuang said the single death reported on Monday, case No. 15,920, was a man in his 70s with a history of chronic disease, but no known contact with confirmed cases. On Aug. 10, he sought medical treatment for another condition, was hospitalized, and tested for the virus.
On Aug. 11, he was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was released from isolation on Sept. 4 but died on Oct. 2.
According to Chuang, the five imported cases reported on Monday include four males and one female between the ages of 20 and 50. Between Sept. 20 and Oct. 2, they entered Taiwan from Indonesia (case Nos. 16361, 16362, and 16,363) Belize (case No. 16364), and the U.S. (case No. 16,365).
COVID case statistics
Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 3,460,241 COVID tests, with 3,442,726 coming back negative. Out of the 16,255 confirmed cases, 1,620 were imported, 14,581 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one was an unresolved case.
A total of 110 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. Up until now, 844 individuals have succumbed to the disease.
Of the 832 deaths from local infections, 412 were in New Taipei, 319 in Taipei, 29 in Keelung, 26 in Taoyuan, 15 in Changhua County, 13 in Hsinchu County, five in Taichung, three in Miaoli County, two each in Yilan and Hualien counties, and one each in Taitung County, Yunlin County, Tainan City, Nantou County, Kaohsiung City, and Pingtung County. The 12 other deaths were imported cases.